Roland-Garros, protests in Hong Kong, threats by Boris Johnson ... The 6 news to remember the weekend

Roland-Garros, protests in Hong Kong, threats by Boris Johnson ... The 6 news to remember the weekend

You have not followed the news during the weekend? Here are the main titles to remember from Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June.

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  • Ashleigh Barty and Rafael Nadal win Roland Garros 2019

Australian Ashleigh Barty and Spaniard Rafael Nadal won their respective finals of the 2019 Roland-Garros tournament.
Australian Ashleigh Barty and Spaniard Rafael Nadal won their respective finals of the 2019 Roland-Garros tournament.

Aged 23, Australia's Ashleigh Barty won Saturday's Roland Garros final against Vondrousova (6-1, 6-3). She succeeds Simona Halep. "This fortnight, the stars have lined up for me. It's just amazing. I never dreamed of sitting here with this trophy. " And for good reason. Just over three years ago, Ashleigh Barty was at odds with a Grand Slam title. The young woman had stored her rackets for a cricket bat and a homecoming.

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On the men's side, Rafael Nadal outclassed Dominic Thiem of Austria and took his twelfth historic victory at Roland-Garros. The Spaniard won in four sets (6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1). He becomes the first player in history, men and women alike, to win the same major title twelve times. At 33, Rafael Nadal now has eighteen Grand Slam crowns to his name and returns to two lengths of the record held by Roger Federer (20).

  • Massive protest in Hong Kong against extradition bill to China

The organizers of this march protested against an extradition bill.
The organizers of this march protested against an extradition bill. Kin Cheung / AP

Hong Kong has experienced one of its most important events since its return to Beijing in 1997, when hundreds of thousands of people marched through the streets of the city to denounce a local government project to extraditions to the justice of mainland China.

Read also Massive protest in Hong Kong against extradition bill to China

The organizers announced the presence of a million people walking, triggering cheers and applause. For its part, the police, which traditionally give participation figures much lower than those of the organizers, estimated that the march had, at its strongest, gathered 240 000 people – according to its figures, the second most massive demonstration since the passage of Hong Kong in special administrative region.

  • Boris Johnson threatens not to pay Brexit bill

"Our friends and partners need to understand that the money will be kept until we have more clarity on the way to go," said Boris Johnson.
"Our friends and partners need to understand that the money will be kept until we have more clarity on the way to go," said Boris Johnson. HENRY NICHOLLS / REUTERS

Boris Johnson, considered the favorite to succeed Theresa May, warned Saturday, June 8 that if he became prime minister, he will refuse to pay "Brexit bill" as long as the European Union does not propose better conditions for divorce in London.

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The "Brexit bill" corresponds to the share of financial commitments made by the United Kingdom jointly with the other EU Member States that Theresa May agreed in December to pay under the current multiannual budget (2014-2020), which also covers transition period under the agreement, amounting to 35 to 39 billion pounds (39 to 44 billion euros). "Our friends and partners need to understand that the money will be kept until we have more clarity on the path to take"said this Brexit supporter in an interview with the Sunday Times.

  • Seventy-two local elected officials from the right and center sign a platform of support for Macron

In a tribune online Saturday, June 8 in the evening by the Sunday newspaper, 71 mayors right and center and a chairman of departmental council from 35 departments and 12 regions, announce the creation of a "Republic of mayors and local elected officials". A text that formalizes or confirms their support for the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, while the executive seeks to attract the mayors of the right and center after the low score of the party The Republicans (LR) in the European elections of May 26 (8.48%).

The publication of this podium comes after two weeks of executive offensive against the right. In various media, several ministers urged the elected LR to move away from their party to support Emmanuel Macron and thus be protected in the next elections.

  • Charlotte Girard, figure of insubordinate France, leaves the movement

The former head of the insubordinate France program decided to leave the melenchonist movement on Saturday. "As long as we agree everything is fine. But there is no way to disagree. But a political dynamic – especially revolutionary – depends on the ability of the militants to appropriate arguments, that is to say potentially to challenge them ", denounces this academic had extremely sharp skills and was respected for his thinking and political analysis.

France bows to Turkey and loses first place in the group

After winning against Moldavia (4-1) and Iceland (4-0), France's men's football team lost to Turkey on Saturday in Konya, losing 2-0 without questioning his qualification but moving away from the head of his group of qualifiers for Euro 2020.

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